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Here Are the New Titles Amazon Prime Members Can Stream in July

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Amazon Prime members who like tragic spies, sparkle vampires, being-depressed-about-global-warming or old school television have plenty to look forward to in July, as the streaming service is adding a ton of new movies and TV shows.

On the TV front, three new Prime Originals come this month, including Indian stand up series “Comicstaan” on July 13, “Tumble Leaf” on July 24, and “Eat. Race. Win,” a behind-the-scenes look of the Tour de France landing July 27.

The streaming service is also giving members a visit from the Ghost of TV Past on July 1 when it adds undercover-cops-in-high-school Fox series “21 Jump Street,” the complete run of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” and all 12 seasons of ’90s cop drama “NYPD Blue,” among others.

And skipping ahead to month’s end, “The Americans” season 6 lands on Prime July 29.

Meanwhile, on July 1 Prime Video is also adding a few classics to its film library, including “American Psycho,
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10 Things About The Matrix You Never Knew

10 Things About The Matrix You Never Knew
Bullet time, trench coats, red pills / blue pills: the Wachowski siblings changed the game with The Matrix, the sci-fi action thriller that blew our minds in 1999. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about The Matrix.

Proof of concept.

The Chicago-born Wachowski siblings got their start in the comic book world, writing stories for Hellraiser creator Clive Barker's Razorline imprint at Marvel. The first Wachowski script to get made by Hollywood was Assassins. It was directed by Richard Donner and was so heavily rewritten they tried to have their names removed. The Wachowskis definitely wanted to direct The Matrix. Producer Joel Silver was blown away by the script but knew the studio wouldn't have confidence in the unproven duo as directors. So he suggested they make something smaller first. So the duo wrote, directed, and executive produced the neo-noir thriller Bound.

More than one "one."

Neo,
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Emmy spotlight: Hugo Weaving menaces as abusive father of Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’

Emmy spotlight: Hugo Weaving menaces as abusive father of Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’
The first episode of “Patrick Melrose” was a tour de force for Benedict Cumberbatch, but the second episode belonged to Hugo Weaving. Titled “Never Mind,” the episode is sure to be Weaving’s Emmy submission for academy judging if he is nominated for Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actor. David Melrose, father to Cumberbatch’s Patrick, is a scenery-chewing role for the accomplished actor, who has never been nominated for an Emmy or Oscar in three decades on screen, including such iconic roles as Agent Smith in “The Matrix,” V in “V for Vendetta” and Elrond in both “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” Weaving has however reached national-treasure status in his homeland, winning four Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards this decade.

SEEwhat Benedict Cumberbatch revealed on the red carpet.

David’s death is the inciting incident of the five-hour Showtime miniseries adapted from semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn,
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Movie Review – Breaking In (2018)

Breaking In, 2018.

Directed by James McTeigue.

Starring Gabrielle Union, Seth Carr, Ajiona Alexus, Christa Miller, Jason George, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Levi Meaden and Damien Leake.

Synopsis:

A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

Bless Gabrielle Union for the thoroughly undeserved commitment she lends to this fundamentally naff yet mildly efficient home invasion thriller. You’ve probably seen movies like Breaking In many, many times before, and while this isn’t an especially spirited rendition, its mediocrity is somewhat offset by the solid work both in front of and behind the camera.

In a half-baked attempt to elevate itself above similar entries into the genre, the film sees Union’s Shaun Russell and her two children shacking up at her late father’s high-tech fortress of a home in order to settle his affairs. Before long, a quartet of thieves arrive on the scene, dead set
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‘Breaking In’ Review: Dir. James McTeigue (2018)

Breaking In review: James McTeigue directs this thriller with Gabrielle Union from a screenplay from the writer of The Commuter.

Breaking In review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Breaking In review

Although it has passed us by, Mother’s Day is coming to the Us, and therefore it is time to churn out an easy to market film for those who haven’t planned for the special occasion. With the tagline ‘Payback is a Mother’, and a stern looking Gabrielle Union on the poster, this is a fantasy thriller for audiences that like to whoop at the protagonist’s ability to overcome her assailants. The plot is simple, home invaders come to house looking for a safe, take children hostage, and suffer retribution from the mother. It’s simple, it’s effective, and it also lacks a single original thought. Anyone who has seen any films with a similar plot has
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Breaking In movie review: setting her house in order

MaryAnn’s quick take… This perfunctory home-invasion flick can’t whip up much suspense, and it strains for a feminism that it doesn’t know how to engage. But Gabrielle Union’s movie-star charisma shines through. I’m “biast” (pro): love Gabrielle Union

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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The home invasion in coming from inside the house! Shaun (Gabrielle Union: Top Five) takes her kids — teen Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus) and preteen Glover (Seth Carr: Black Panther) — to her family’s Wisconsin lakeside estate for the weekend, to prepare it for sale after the death of her “prominent Chicago businessman” father. The trouble is, bad guys led by Eddie (Billy Burke: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) got there first: they’re already in the rambling manse, searching for a hidden safe that,
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Breaking In (2108) – Review

A big holiday’s approaching, and you’ve not gotten a thing for Mom? Instead of waiting in line for Brunch or picking through the last few roses at the flower shop, how about a movie? The studios are way ahead of you. Opening this weekend are two distinctly different motherhood movies on the screens not filled with that superhero smack-down. Competing for your cash are the collegiate comedy Life Of The Party with Melissa McCarthy getting her degree alongside her daughter, and this action thriller with Gabrielle Union going to extreme lengths to protect her kids from a quartet of creeps. Ms. Union’s character is a new addition to the long list of tough movie moms from Greer Garson’s Oscar-winning turn as Mrs. Miniver to Sally Field’s seeker of revenge in Eye For An Eye, and finally the very similar defender played by Jodie Foster in
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‘Spectre’ Assistant Director Injured During Filming Sues for $3.5 Million

‘Spectre’ Assistant Director Injured During Filming Sues for $3.5 Million
An assistant director on “Spectre” is suing for £2.5 million ($3.5 million) in compensation for serious injuries he suffered while making the James Bond film.

Terry Madden, 66, was second unit assistant director on “Spectre,” working for B24 and Eon Productions. During filming of an action sequence in Austria in 2015, Madden’s legs were crushed after a vehicle spun out of control and left him pinned against a camera rostrum. He had to be airlifted to a hospital.

Madden, whose extensive credits include “V for Vendetta,” and “World War Z,” has undergone a series of operations since. Eon Productions’ insurers have accepted liability, but Madden, who has worked on numerous Bond films, says he has not received any money from the insurers. He is suing to cover his medical costs and lost earnings, Madden’s legal representatives said.

“I felt privileged and proud to work and be part of an active, exciting, but hard-working industry,
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Film Review: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’

Film Review: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’
“Why are you doing this?” cries Kinsey (Bailee Madison), a teen-delinquent Wednesday Addams in an off-the-shoulder Ramones T-shirt, as she stares into the face of the killer she has just unmasked. The assailant, who appears to be not much older than Kinsey, looks right back at her and summons her best sickie-harpy grin as she says, “Why not?”

As motivations for homicidal maniacs go, this one carries a bit of Brando (“Whaddya got?”) spiced with a pinch of Manson. And the audience for “The Strangers: Prey at Night” may identify with the sentiment. Why go to a hideously obvious slasher movie, with no tricks up its sleeve beyond its use of songs like Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America,” and Air Supply’s “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” to accompany images of operatic slaughter? (At times, the films feels like
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Natalie Portman Reprises Queen Amidala, Defends the Prequels in New ‘SNL’ Rap

Natalie Portman hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in over a decade last night, and she reprised a certain segment that caught ablaze on the internet during her first go-around. Portman made her SNL hosting debut in 2006, at which point she was coming off some strong dramatic turns in films like Garden State and Closer, and she was there promoting a different turn in V for Vendetta. But Portman still had a bit of a “quiet good girl” vibe in the public eye, and she turned that on its head with a fantastic SNL Digital Short …
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Secret ‘Annihilation’ Clip Unlocked and Brings Something Back With It

Much like the viral marketing for mother!, Paramount Pictures has been unlocking new footage on the viral website for Alex Garland’s Annihilation, in theaters February 23rd. In the latest piece of footage, Jennifer Jason Leigh (Amityville: The Awakening, The Hateful Eight, “Twin Peaks”) tells Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta, Black Swan) that something was brought back from inside the “shimmer”. Here’s […]
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Hidden ‘Annihilation’ Clip Reveals the Shimmer’s Eventual Takeover

Hidden ‘Annihilation’ Clip Reveals the Shimmer’s Eventual Takeover
We already gushed over the first trailer for Ex Machina director Alex Garland‘s Annihilation, which took us into this dream-like sci-fi horror nightmare that harkens back to all sorts of genre films like Jurassic Park, Predator, and even Contact. Now, discovered on the official website is a clip in which Jennifer Jason Leigh (Amityville: The Awakening, The Hateful Eight, “Twin Peaks”) explains to Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta, Black […]
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‘Fifty Shades Freed,’ Gabrielle Union’s ‘Breaking In’ Build Social Media Buzz

‘Fifty Shades Freed,’ Gabrielle Union’s ‘Breaking In’ Build Social Media Buzz
A pair of Universal films — “Breaking In” and “Fifty Shades Freed” — dominated social media buzz last week with a combined 189,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

Breaking In,” a home-invasion drama starring Gabrielle Union, generated 97,000 new conversations in the wake of the release of a trailer on Jan. 11, shortly after announcing a May 11 release date for the film. “V for Vendetta” director James McTeigue helms from a script by Ryan Engle, based on a pitch from Jaime Primak Sullivan about a woman fighting to protect her family during a home invasion.

Fifty Shades Freed” drew 92,000 new conversations last week. A new trailer released on Jan. 2 revealed in the final five seconds that Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele is pregnant. The pregnancy announcement isn’t news to those who read the final installment of E.L. James’ erotic trilogy, published in 2012, but it had not been hinted at in the two previous films, “[link
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Gabrielle Union is One Badass Mom in The Trailer For Breaking In

An intense trailer has been released for a new home invasion thriller coming out called Breaking In. The movie stars Gabrielle Union as a mother "who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In." She comes off as being a complete badass in the film. She's like the John McClane of moms.

The movie is being directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8) from a script written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop). It also co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Ajiona Alexus (Empire).

Breaking In hits theaters on May 11th. It looks like it could be a solid thriller! Check out the trailer and tell us what you think.
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Breaking In Trailer Features Gabrielle Union

Next Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.

Watch the brand new trailer now.

Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8). Written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), Breaking In co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight series), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Ajiona Alexus (Empire).

Joining Union and Packer as fellow producers are Will Packer ProductionsJames Lopez (Girls Trip, Think Like a Man), and Practical PicturesCraig Perry and Sheila Taylor (American Pie and Final Destination series). Jaime Primak Sullivan, whose story the screenplay is based upon,
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Gabrielle Union Fights Like a Mother in the First ‘Breaking In’ Trailer

If you've ever wanted to watch Gabrielle Union channel her inner John McLane and pick off bad guys one-by-one, boy do we have a treat for you today. Universal Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Breaking In, the new thriller from V for Vendetta director James McTeigue and Non-Stop writer Ryan Engle and let me just say it is very much my shit. The action thriller has some serious Panic Room vibes and stars Union as a woman visiting her recently decreased father's secluded, hyper-secure estate when burglars arrive, locking her out and …
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‘Breaking In’ Trailer: Payback Is A Mother In This Reverse ‘Panic Room’

In David Fincher‘s underrated 2002 thriller, Jodie Foster defends her home and protects her daughter (Kristen Stewart), from a bunch of thugs (led by Jared Leto) who are trying to break in and steal something secret contained within the walls of the house. The upcoming “Breaking In” turns that premise inside out.

Starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, and Ajiona Alexus, and directed by James McTeigue (“V For Vendetta,” “Ninja Assassin“), the story follows a woman who has to break into an impenetrable fortress of a house, after her two kids are taken hostage.

Continue reading ‘Breaking In’ Trailer: Payback Is A Mother In This Reverse ‘Panic Room’ at The Playlist.
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First Trailer for James McTeigue's Home Invasion Thriller 'Breaking In'

"I will do anything to protect my kids." Holy smokes, this looks awesome! Universal has debuted the first official trailer for a home invasion thriller titled Breaking In, which kind of twists the old home invasion concept just a bit. Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who moves with her children to her father's old home which features very high tech security. When intruders break in and lock her out, she must figure out how to break back in and rescue her kids, stopping at nothing to get back at these invaders. This is, crazy enough, the next movie from V for Vendetta director James McTeigue. The film's full cast includes Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, Levi Meaden, and Ajiona Alexus. This seriously looks badass, and I am glad it has some twists on the unusual home invasion plot. I'm definitely in. This May, payback is a mother. Here's
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Fear What’s Inside the ‘Annihilation’ Poster

Fear What’s Inside the ‘Annihilation’ Poster
We already gushed over the first trailer for Ex Machina director Alex Garland‘s Annihilation, which took us into this dream-like sci-fi horror nightmare that harkens back to all sorts of genre films like Jurassic Park, Predator, and even Contact. Now, here’s the film’s official poster that steps into the extraterrestrial plane and exclaims to “fear what’s inside.” In his new film, Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta, […]
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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Finally Comes to Netflix

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2017-11-30T06:49:56-08:00'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Finally Comes to Netflix

It seems like forever since Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was in theaters. After all, there have been three superhero hits (Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok) and one flop (Justice League) since then. But for those of you who have been waiting to see the April release on your home screens, December brings good news, as the Guardians and many more new titles come to Netflix.

Via Variety.

December is right around the corner and with it comes holiday greetings, inexplicable fruitcake, and the inevitable visits from family members. So in order to help you get in the mood or to keep those holiday guests entertained, the streaming services are here to help you whether you’ve been naughty or nice.

Netflix is helping to kickstart the Christmas
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